Megan Ashley Photography | Canon A-1

Canon A-1

July 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


My dad just recently gifted me some very special camera equipment, now dear to my heart. He gave me a Canon A-1, which was inherited from my late Grandpa Pete and a Petri FTE, which my aunt gave us a few years back. If I am correct, I believe that the Canon A-1 dates back to the 1970's and the Petri is from the 1960's. It is nice to break away from digital images sometimes and see the distinction of using real film. Something about using film feels so much more real to me. The A-1 is completely manual, with some program options, which makes it really fun and experimental to use. It may sort of defeat the purpose of using film, since I just made them digital to share anyway, but I still think it creates images with a nice, beautiful effect. Here is my first roll that I have ever used on the A-1! I still have a long way to go in adjusting to the complexity and difference of using a film camera compared to a digital camera.  I am excited to work with it more, especially after seeing the product of my first roll. There will certainly be more to come with my use of the Canon A-1, and hopefully I can share some images with the use of the Petri as well. 

XO Meg



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